My dad has always encouraged me to go out and chase my dreams. Live the life that I have imagined. He has taught me so much about how to listen to the woods and a deep appreciation for nature. He's always encouraged me to get dirty and get in there and do it! I don't think that he imagined that I would ever take it this far!
Growing up fox hunting next to him on my tiny pony, Chip, next to his huge horse I could only dream to be the type of leader that he is. (Or the type of woodsman) I was always amazed when he would hear a hound cry way off in the woods and tell me exactly who that hound was and what he was saying. Then turn around and tell me what type of bird was in the words singing. We've always had a special bond, and I treasure every moment that I get to spend with him.
Growing up about once every month dad and I would make chicken and dumplings together. It became a tradition on the exact manner in which we would go about it. Dad would make up the batter and carefully roll it out on the counter. Then he would pull me up a stool and cut it for me into strips. I would then carefully drop it in the way I wanted to drop it. I'd try to make a make to all stretch across the pot and just as soon as I did he'd stir it up.
We both have very fond memories of doing that together. Such a simple thing. To this day we still share our various chicken and dumpling recipes and compare it to when we used to make it together. They are never is good because these days we don't make chicken and dumplings together but this one will sure give it a run for it's money. And it's so easy!
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I hope you try it with some of our chicken. It is truly delicious! Click here to find out more about our Chicken CSA and have a chicken in your pot year-round.
Joining a CSA was a big commitment. We have to show up EVERY week with an appropriate container. We receive a seemingly huge amount of veggies THEN we have to figure out what to do with it throughout the week! It can be a pretty intimidating idea to even think about. Here are some tips that have helped me stay afloat from drowning in veggies throughout the week